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Open Access & ScholarWorks @ UVM

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The University of Vermont Libraries proudly participated in Open Access Week (October 19 – 25) with an introduction to faculty self-submission features in ScholarWorks @ UVM, our new resource to preserve and provide access to UVM’s scholarly and creative work.

What is ScholarWorks @ UVM?

ScholarWorks @ UVM serves as the institutional repository of the University and provides an open access venue for faculty and student research. Launched in October 2013, it has grown to include over twenty collections such as public health projects, historic botanical research, occasional papers on Vermont policy, student dissertations and theses and open access journal projects. With ScholarWorks, UVM joins most major research institutions in providing an institutional repository where faculty can deposit their work.

Why deposit research in ScholarWorks @ UVM?

ScholarWorks @ UVM is a great place to share pre-prints, publications and “gray literature” such as grant reports, white papers, technical reports, conference presentations, posters and unpublished writings.

Participation can:

• increase discoverability of your scholarship
• provide you with additional metrics for use in the RPT process
• help you meet public access funding requirements
• bring scholarship to researchers and practitioners in lower-income institutions and countries

How do I submit research?

Visit our Author FAQ page and the Submit Research link. You can also contact Donna O’Malley or your library subject specialist for assistance.

What is Open Access?

Open access is a growing international movement that uses the Internet to throw open the locked doors that once hid knowledge. Encouraging the unrestricted sharing of research results with everyone, the open access movement is gaining momentum as libraries, higher education institutions, research funders and policy makers put their weight behind it. Learn more about Open Access Week.

‘Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease’ Reception

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You are cordially invited to a reception for the Fall 2015 Dana Medical Library Exhibit, Epilepsy: The Science Behind the Disease, featuring epilepsy research at UVM. Join us for refreshments.

When: Thursday, November 12th, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Dana Medical Library

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!

For more information, contact Kate Bright at (802) 656-0695

Introduction to EndNote

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This EndNote class will get you started with using this powerful reference management software. You’ll learn how easy it is to export citations from popular online databases and automatically insert them into your paper or manuscript. Workshops will be held December 9th, and December 16th.

Instructor: Gary Atwood
Where: Dana Medical Library Classroom, Room 108
When: Wednesdays, Noon to 1 pm
Questions? Please contact Gary Atwood at (802) 656-4488

Library Literacy 101: Recall it!

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Is the book you want checked out? Recall it! Library materials may be Recalled in CatQuest, the UVM Libraries catalog. A Recall differs from a traditional Hold request, in that the item being recalled is unable to be renewed by the current user. They get a notification that someone else wants to use the item and you are notified when the item is returned to the library.

In CatQuest:
• Click on the Recall / Hold link under the item you wish to recall
Recall – you will get a notice when the item is returned. It may not be renewed by the current user
Hold – you will get a notice when the item is returned, (current user can renew it)
• Select copy, location & not needed after date to finish your request
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Call 656-2200 or ask at the Main Desk for more information, or for help with your first Recall.

New Study Space Available

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The Dana Medical Library has responded to your feedback for more study space with natural light! Since we cannot easily move walls, put in skylights and make new windows, we have removed 4 computers from the front computer area so that there is more space for study next to the windows. There are Ethernet cables to hook up your laptop so don’t hesitate to spread out and get some work done!

Additionally, we have replaced 2 soft arm chairs with a round table with chairs at the front. Enjoy the variety of seating in the natural light and happy studying!

Questions? Contact Lesley Boucher at 656-4404.

Staff Art on Display

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Kristin Florian, of Dana Medical Library’s Collections and Acquisitions Department, has artwork  in the 5th Annual Staff Art Show.  Through September 30th, Kristin is showing 2 lithograph prints in the Livak Fireplace Lounge and Gallery, Davis Center, 4th floor.

Here are Kristin’s thoughts on her art and process:

I enjoy drawing, and see printmaking as a way of adding color to a drawing. I like the process of simplifying color choices and planning ahead, but still being surprised at the end of the process. My favorite subjects are: surrealism or magical realism in nature, landscapes on a larger scale, and visualizing passages from books.

I first make a drawing. I then transfer the image backwards onto a linoleum block. Next, I cut the areas I want to be white (or another color) out of the linoleum block. To print, I roll the paint onto the block using a brayer, register the paper on the block, and rub the back of the print. I let it dry, cut the next layer and repeat the process until it is done.

Stop by and check out her work!

For more information, contact Kate Bright at 656-0695.

 

Make an Appointment with a Librarian

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Need help from a librarian? Want to meet when it is convenient for YOU? Schedule an appointment with a librarian for a time that’s good for you with a new self-scheduling system.

UVM and UVM Medical Center students, faculty, and staff may schedule one-on-one research consultations with a Dana librarian. You may schedule a consultation with the first available librarian, or consult the list of subject specialists for research assistance in a particular topic area. Research appointments are available even when the Reference Desk is closed. If there are no times available that meet your needs, you may email a librarian directly. You can make an appointment up to 24 hours before the scheduled meeting time.

Book your appointment today!

 

‘All-Night Study’ opens this Sunday at Bailey/Howe

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For students of Medicine and Science looking for 24/7 study space, Bailey/Howe Library has you covered.

The Bailey/Howe Library’s ‘All-Night Study’ re-opens this Sunday night (9/20). This space is available to UVM affiliates between midnight – 8am on Sunday – Thursday evenings (with a couple of holiday exceptions). Just remember to bring your UVM ID card!

Questions? Contact Kate Bright at 656-0695 or check out Dana Medical Library’s Fall Hours.

 

Dana Medical Library Fall Semester Hours

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The hours for the Fall 2015 semester will be as follows:

Mon-Thu – 7:30 am – 12 midnight
Fri – 7:30 am – 9 pm
Sat – 9 am – 9 pm
Sun – 9 am – 12 midnight

Exceptions:

Labor Day Weekend

Monday, Sept 7 (University Holiday) –– 9am-5pm

Thanksgiving Holiday

Wednesday, November 25 — 7:30am-5pm

Thursday, November 26 (University Holiday) – closed

Friday, November 27 (University Holiday) – closed

Saturday, November 28 — 9am-5pm

Sunday, November 29 — Resume regular hours

Winter Holidays

Hours will be reduced between Friday, December 18, 2015 and Saturday January 2, 2016.

Sunday — 9am-10pm
Monday- Thursday — 8am-10pm
Friday — 8am-7pm
Saturday — 9am-7pm

Exceptions during Winter Holidays period

Friday December 18 — 7:30 am-7pm

Thursday, December 24 – Friday, January 1 — University Holidays and Winter Break Days- CLOSED

Saturday January 2 – 9am-5pm

Regular hours will resume Sunday, January 3, 2016


 

See the Hours page for an interactive calendar with complete information on the Library’s hours of operation. Contact us at 656-2200 with any questions.

Be our friends!

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Did you know you can FRIEND, TWEET, POKE, & FOLLOW UVM LIBRARIES on social media?

We have a myriad of fun ways for you to interact with UVM Libraries, including:

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Click on the icons above to find out about new books, exhibits, events – or just explore student life in the libraries!

 

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We look forward to you interacting with us on social media!